ESP Biography



JEFF CHEN, Immunology PhD Student




Major: Immunobiology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a 4th year immunology PhD student at Yale. I did my undergraduate work at MIT, where I started being involved in Splash by teaching local high school and middle school students principles of genetic engineering. I've taught at Yale Splash for 3 consecutive years now. In my free time, I enjoy bowling, hiking, traveling, and brunching.



Past Classes

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Total Recall: How Immunological Memory Helps Us Fight Diseases in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Have you ever wondered how exactly vaccines work? Or why it's said that you can't "catch the same cold twice"? In this class we will discuss how the specialized cells of the adaptive immune system manage to recognize the wide range of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can threaten our health, and then how these cells form memory to be more effective at fighting them off in the future.


Total Recall: How Immunological Memory Helps Us Fight Diseases in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Have you ever wondered how exactly vaccines work? Or why it's said that you can't "catch the same cold twice"? Using both traditional chalkboard/Powerpoint instructions and interactive games, we will discuss how the specialized cells of the adaptive immune system manage to recognize the wide range of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can threaten our health, and then how these cells form memory to be more effective at fighting them off in the future.


Total Recall: How Immunological Memory Helps Us Fight Diseases in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
Have you ever wondered how exactly vaccines work? Or why it's said that you can't catch the same cold twice? In this class we will discuss how the specialized cells of the adaptive immune system manage to recognize the wide range of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can threaten our health, and then how our cells form memory to be more effective at fighting them off in the future.


Total Recall: How Immunological Memory Helps Us Fight Diseases in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 02, 2016)
Have you ever wondered how exactly vaccines work? Or why it's said that you can't catch the same cold twice? In this class we will discuss how the specialized cells of the adaptive immune system manage to recognize the wide range of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can threaten our health, and then how our cells form memory to be more effective at fighting them off in the future.